This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2012)
|Active||February 1840 – present|
|Size||4 battalions (2 regulars, 2 conscripts)|
|Part of||Singapore Armed Forces|
|Garrison/HQ||Amoy Quee Camp |
Kranji Camp II
|Nickname(s)||"Men of Steel"|
|Motto(s)||In Oriente Primus (Latin)|
(English: "First in the East")
|Chief Artillery Officer||Colonel Devieash James|
The Singapore Artillery is a formation of the Singapore Army. It consists of two battalions made up of regular servicemen, one active conscript and one reservist battalions. The primary role of the Artillery is to deliver timely, accurate and effective fire in support of the manoeuvre force to accomplish its missions. As the Artillery is an indirect fire support system, the gunners at the weapons do not need to see the targets to engage fire.
The location of the targets are provided by the forward observers as well as elements of target acquisition unit. This information is then passed to the command post which commands and controls the weapons delivering the fire
Established in 1840 by the British Army, as Singapore Volunteer Artillery Corps. It is the oldest formation of the Singapore Army.
Their unofficial motto is "Once a gunner, always a gunner!".